Gang of violent travellers jailed after £2m burglary spree
A gang of violent travellers committed more than 200 burglaries in 11 months in a spree worth at least £2million.
Members of the gang have been jailed for a total of 71 years after they committed more than 200 burglaries between February and December. The gang would smash or force open doors and windows of businesses and homes in broad daylight to commit their robberies.
They stole high-powered BMWS and Audis, firearms, cash and jewellery.
When a stolen car was recovered at a travellers’ site, police found booty from eight burglaries, a firearm and seven stolen puppies.
Norfolk and Cambridgeshire endured almost 100 raids each while other offences took place in Suffolk, Essex and Bedfordshire. Nine members pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit burglary and were each jailed for four to seven-anda-half years. A tenth man was found guilty of conspiracy to burgle in October and was jailed for nine years.